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faerygirl
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Re: Tidying up offerings
May 30, 2010, 10:28
MisteryWaters wrote:
Alfrede wrote:
hmmmm - Preaching indeed.

If you ever go to another part of the world, like India for example - would you take a bin bag and tidy up all the 'rubbish' offerings at their sacred sites too.
Or maybe thats different? not 'British'?


Traditionally, in India, it is food that is offered to the Gods. This is of course 'biodegradable'. If all offerings were of 'biodegradable' natural material there would not be a problem with litter louts.


HA! Yeah everything at these sacred places is a biodegradable offering. I did actually collect some litter at the lotus temple in Delhi and I was on a bit of a one woman mission for litter picking in Kerala because its such a beautiful place and I felt really sorry for it.

Lots of the "offered" food in India is still wrapped in plastic or includes little plastic figures. Also the people selling the food for offering just dump all the wrappings wherever they happen to be. They just dont seem to understand (or give a damn about) plastic.
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